Vertigo is having a sensation of spinning of either the surrounding or within oneself but physical movement does not exist.

It may be secondary to different causes that may be determined by numerous factors eg timing and duration, aggravating conditions or associated symptoms.
Central vertigo originates from the central nervous system (brainstem or cerebellum). It is uncommon but more serious and should be ruled out immediately.
Peripheral vertigo originates from the labyrinth or vestibular nerve.

Follow Up

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

  • W/in 1 mth after an initial period of observation or treatment, the patient is evaluated for symptom resolution or treatment failure due to persistence of BPPV or there is a presence of underlying peripheral vestibular or CNS disorders to confirm symptom resolution
  • The patient should be counseled at the start of treatment regarding the importance of follow-up
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